The program is specifically designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of clinical biochemistry as conducted within the modern health science laboratory. In particular, the program seeks to develop their academic, practical, professional and communication skills.
The program aims to:
- provide them with understanding and applied knowledge in the theory and practice of clinical biochemistry
- equips them with a critical understanding of how biochemical investigations are employed to develop a clinical diagnosis
- provides them with the necessary professional and research skills to promote lifelong learning and career development
The program provides students with a unique opportunity to undertake professional and research skills education and training with students from the other health science. Through shared taught units they will benefit from learning whilst at the same time gaining the ability to apply knowledge and understanding specific to clinical biochemistry.
Teaching and learning
A range of teaching and learning methodologies including lectures, workshops, problem-based learning exercises, will be employed to achieve programmed intended learning outcomes.
Course Unit Details
This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, which focuses on the structure and function of the human body. Related facts, principles, and concepts of chemistry and biochemistry are integrated where needed for increased understanding. This part of the course will include study of the cell and tissues.
The graduate should understand the necessity of considering the patient's benefit as part of each test that they perform. They should be committed to accuracy and reliability in their work, and understand the importance of personal and professional ethics when dealing with patients and should treat any results or information received with highest confidentiality.
During the study, students must be able to demonstrate competence in preparing and interpreting a variety of clinical specimens, including appropriate documentation which may include working with laboratory information systems. Students must also exhibit appropriate behaviors with respect to interpersonal relationships, dependability, integrity and professionalism.
Students will have met the objectives of the Clinical courses by demonstrating competence in:
- conducting themselves in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures at each clinical site.
- accountability for accurate, independent pre-resulting interpretation for a variety of clinical specimens and the responsibility for professional behavior of a practicing.
- participation in staff review of procedures with Medical Laboratory Scientists and Laboratory Directors.
- participation in laboratory organization, including manual and/or computerized record keeping and reporting systems, quality control and quality assurance procedures.